As impeachment winds it’s painful way through the House, Democrats have the upper hand by virtue of their majority status.
But it’ll be a different story when it comes to the Republican-controlled Senate.
And Democratic 2020 candidates, especially front-runner Joe Biden, may be the ones paying for it.
Eddie Scarry makes this point in a brilliant Washington Examiner piece. The strategy would be simple – order Joe Biden to testify under oath.
Subpoena the person that may very well be the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nominee: former Vice President Joe Biden. While they’re at it, bring in his middle-aged son, Hunter Biden. Among the million goal posts set up by Democrats in the impeachment pursuit is the claim that Trump wanted Ukraine to commit to investigating the Bidens for the sole purpose of hurting Biden in the election. The investigation would have presumably centered on Hunter Biden’s dubious involvement with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and Biden’s involvement as vice president in the ousting of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the company for corruption. There’s a there there, and Biden has all but admitted it in his very limited public remarks on the matter. They need to be asked about everything they know, even if it means Biden has a meltdown out of frustration on the witness stand.
Nancy Pelosi may not have thought this one through all the way.
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